Three Presidential Visits To Proctor & Rutland
Three Presidential Visits to Proctor and Rutland between 1891 and 1902 are recalled here by Mary Fregosi, a frequent, welcome, contributor to the Quarterly.
Redfield Proctor was Secretary of War in 1891, and later until 1908 the U.S. Senator from Vermont. Due to his importance, he was able to bring to Vermont three Presidents: Benjamin Harrison in 1891; William McKinley in 1897; Theodore Roosevelt in 1902.
This is the closely detailed story of their visit, accompanied by numerous photographs including those of the Presidents; the Proctor House decorated for each of the visitations; and others illustrating their appearance in the Rutland area.